Rainbow Six Siege released December 1, 2015 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC Steam platform. The tactical shooter is developed by Ubisfot Montreal and published by Ubisoft.
Recently, Ubisoft censored certain visual elements in the game so as to comply with rules in certain Asian countries. The company is now reversing those changes after pressure from Rainbow Six Siege community.
For one, these changes were applied to all the version of the game across the world and not just Asian Chinese market. The visual changes altered the appearance of almost everything.
The visual changes altered from icons to multiplayer environments. Knife symbols used for melee kills were changed into fists. A skull face was covered with a mask. Blood was removed from a certain wall in multiplayer. Slot machines in a certain bar were pulled, leaving the counter blank.
The changes were not liked by the community of Rainbow Six Siege. They went on questioning at Reddit as why Ubisoft altered appearance for every one around the globe and why not the targeted countries only.
Ubisoft then replied back to the fans of Rainbox Six Siege in development blog post that:
We have spent the last week working on solutions and have decided that we will be reverting all aesthetic changes
The reversal of all aesthetic changes will commence with the launch of Rainbow Six Siege’s Operation Wind Bastion update.
Rainbow Six Siege’s Operation Wind Bastion is currently available for test server. The operation includes two new operators, weapon skins, pro team uniforms and headgear, the Fortress map, and few minor UI and gameplay tweaks in the game.
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